Services Program

July 2018
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2018-162
Cover for publication 2018-162

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Services Program works with partners in industry, labor, trade associations, professional organizations, and academia to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities among the nation’s service workers. Service workers are in highly diverse industries that include education, restaurants, hotels, personal services, recreation, finance, real estate, government, and administration. The program focuses on these areas:

  • Reducing hearing loss and exposure to hazardous noise in priority sub-sectors
  • Reducing musculoskeletal disorders in priority subsectors
  • Reducing falls in priority sub-sectors
  • Improving safety and health among contingent workers and workers in non-standard work arrangements (such as temporary agency, contract, and “gig” arrangements)

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Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2018]. Services Program. By Estill, C., Menger-Ogle, L., Felknor, S., Reeves, K., and Novicki, E. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2018–162, icon

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